Paul Crespo is the Founder and MANAGING EDITOR of American Defense News. He is a national security expert with over 30 years of experience in US military, diplomacy, intelligence, and journalism. A former US Marine Corps officer, Paul served as a Naval and Defense Attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at various US embassies on three continents worldwide.

He also led significant information operations projects at US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) as a defense contractor. Paul has taught World Politics at the University of Miami as an Adjunct Professor and served on the Miami Herald Editorial Board as an Editorial Writer and Columnist.

A graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, he has a master’s degree in War Studies from Kings College, University of London, and a master’s degree in International Relations from Cambridge University in the UK.

Paul is also President of the Center for American Defense Studies – a national security think tank, and CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, LLC – an international geopolitical risk advisory.


He is ably supported by the ADN Editorial Team:
Greg Bryce – Editor
As well as several digital researchers.
ADN’s Editorial Advisory Board

Deroy Murdock

Jonathan Gurwitz